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  • English Literature

    Explore a variety of English Literature lesson plans for use in the primary, secondary and further education classroom
  • History

    Explore a variety of History lesson plans for use in the primary, secondary and further education classroom
  • Citizenship

    Explore a variety of Citizenship lesson plans for use in the primary, secondary and further education classroom

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  • Discovering Literature: 20th century

    Explore the ways in which key 20th-century authors experimented with new forms and themes to capture the fast-changing world around them.
  • Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians

    Discover some of our greatest literary treasures from the Romantic and Victorian periods, and learn about the historical, social and political contexts in which they were written and set.
  • Discovering Literature: Shakespeare

    Explore Shakespeare’s plays in relation to the social, political and cultural context in which they were written, and in which they have been interpreted over the last four centuries.
  • World War One

    Discover how World War One affected people on different sides of the conflict through the study of this unique collection of 500 historical sources contributed by libraries from across Europe, as part of a programme led by Europeana 1914-18.
  • My Digital Rights

    Magna Carta: My Digital Rights provides free classroom resources to support students and teachers as they consider their rights and responsibilities online. Vote for your favourite clauses and discover the key issues.
  • Magna Carta

    Explore the origins and 800-year legacy of Magna Carta, and discover its relevance to justice, liberty and the law today. This unique collection of historical sources is contextualised through articles and videos from leading experts.
  • The Middle Ages

    Illustrated manuscripts reveal much about the everyday lives of people from across the social spectrum. Explore images of the rich and poor, men and women, the living and the dead and what they teach us about Medieval Britain.
  • Georgian Britain

    The Georgian period was a time a great change, as cities grew, trade expanded and popular culture blossomed. The Georgians witnessed the birth of industrialisation; radicalism and repression; and extreme luxury alongside extreme - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources#sthash.0W6lKyhM.dpuf
  • Victorian Britain

    The Victorian period in Britain was one of huge industrial and technological change, shocking divisions between rich and poor, sensational crimes, spectacular entertainments for the masses, and grand attempts to combat squalor and disease.
  • Sisterhood and After

    Listen to the women at the forefront of Britain’s Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s and 80s. Learn about what motivated the movement and how women and society reacted to the fight for equality.
  • West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song

    Literature and music from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. Fascinating stories from the region’s 17 nations show how West Africans have harnessed the power of words to build societies, drive political movements, sustain faiths and fight injustice.
  • Playtimes

    A collection of articles, film and audio recordings documenting 100 years of children’s songs, rhymes and games.